70% is not scrolled so the baal's curse is useless on 30% of the people. I stay go with the ii +9 because u do just as good maybe even better cuz you got more uniques coming in and the ii terrorizes people and its sexy.

i personally have used almost all the weapons and between the baal +8 and ii +9, i chose ii +9 mostly because i see a lot of priests with DS's and that has no club defence and i got much more uniques which means more ap and HP.